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>> the president said that right now senate democratic leader harry reid and senate republican leader mitch mcconnel are working on a deal. he meet with them along with house speaker john boehner and house democratic leader nancy pelosi.at the white house for about an hour today. he said the meeting was good and constructive. but expressed his frustration for the american people with waiting until stories... >> america wonders why you cannot get things done in this town in an organized timetable. why does everything have to wait until the last minute? now, we are at the last minute. the american people are not going to have many patients for a self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: coming up at 5:30 we'll have more from the president. and our political analyst michael yaki will give us his take on today's developments. >> catherine: there's rain on the way this holiday weekend. this is a live look from our camera on mount tam. and a look at downtown san francisco. i'm here in the weather center with jacqueline bennet -- where is the wet weather? >> jacqueline: we are
alecia reid has more from san francisco. >> the rain did not stop determined to shoppers same came prepared with umbrellas but some did not seem to water pelting. >> he has the higher cut for get and i do not really bother me. he does have the air cuhair cut -- and this persn as ready but this fan >> i cannot have an umbrella but i'm going to get one. >> this person had to purchase their last-minute gifts in the rain. >> i have been the lazy, procrastinating a >> and that down for could be a deterrent for those people that do not want to get their clothes wet or skipping over puddles. >> we thought that it would keep some people away but we got parking and we got a good day. >> it does not bother me we are still enjoying life. >>reporter: if you are waiting for a break it could be a while because it is also looking bleak. kron 4, alecia reed, kron 4better economic news for california today -- unemployment has dropped below the ten -percent. in a new jobs report -- the november jobs rate was nine- point- eight percent. down slightly from october. the improvement comes as something a
minute kron 4's alecia reid is on bay street in emeryville of those deals. . >> reporter: many people's shopping. and it deals. >> i got some jeans and a jacket. >> while there were finishing some had a last- minute shopping. >> i just found out what i should get so i made that decision, brave the rain, the cold, the crowd. >> the traffic was constant. all of the house a was a little bit much. >> it is difficult with the this-hassle--and the traffic hectic last-minute shopping it is a little bit difficult. (caroling) >> reporter: some of the entertainment was enjoyed by some. >> i love the atmosphere, a lot of people for be it is fun. >> reporter: walking a round can build an appetite so of course it is only right to grab something. >> we are going to grab some pizza. >> week robbed some hot dog, because we're hungry. we just-grabbed--a hot dog... banta went to h & m, and victoria's secret. >> the good news is that there is is still time to grab your caps. alecia reed kron 4 >> a deadly head-on crash on highway 1-0-1 killed a novato man this afternoon. it happened north of the central
november 16. the senate is back in session. majority leader harry reid is starting to sound pesimistic. >> reid: "i have to be very honest. i don't know how it can happen now." >> reporter: the house is still on christmas break. but will meet sunday evening, a little more than 24 hours before the "fiscal cliff" arrives. but it's not clear what legislation it might consider >> mcconnell: "hopefully there is still time. preventable economic crisis." >> reporter: and over the edge is just where the economy may go. im justine waldman for kron 4 news. >> grant: the powerful winter storm that raced across the country this week is not over yet. the storm is dumping several inches of snow in the northeast and midwest. this was the scene in syracuse new york.were residents spent the day digging out. ines ferre has the latest. >> this is causing extreme delays at several major airports. extremely frustrating, many's stores are out of salt and shovels. >> plan b, we could spend more time with the grandkids. >> numerous cancellations and they are still facing hurdles. www.floghtaware.com 400 plan
inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary
to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the u-s senate is back in session. democratic leader harry reid. took aim at the house of represenatives for not ending its vacation early. >> i can't imagine their conscious. they're out wherever they are around the country and we're here trying to get something done. >> late thursday.the house decided it will return to washington on sunday evening. a spokesperson for house speaker john boehner responded that reid should "talk less and legislate more." the biggest divide continues to be taxes. democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making 250- thousand dollars or more a year. many republicans remain against any tax increases. >> rep. steven latourette (ohio): nobody is willing to pull the trigger. everybody wants to play the blame game. this blame game is about to put us over the edge. >> some say a scenario that could play out is allowing tax increases to take effect on january 1st. then on the 3rd when the new congress is sworn in, lawmakers can vote to cut taxes. >> grant: joining us now, our poltical analyst
the president and congressional leaders met at the white house for more talks. >> i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package. this will protect the middle class from a high tax hike. >> senate leaders are trying to work for a solution. >> we will work to see if we can do this within the next 24 hours. i am very hopeful and optimistic. >> i will do all i can, but everyone, whatever we come up with some people will not like it, and some people will like it less. >> senate majority leader's stated if they did not want to meet on saturday. house speaker john boehner stated that he would not bring anything to the house until it has been passed by the senate. >> nearly every american will see their taxes go up and all of the unemployment benefits will expire. >> people sit down and discuss things and they try to come up with a solution. if they are disappearinthere ars then they sit down and work on those disagreements. we need to sit down and work on this. >> the time now is 8:06 a.m.. we will be right back. >> the red cross says said it responded to 113 large- scale disaste
thoufrancisquito creek top levy. >> son is looking for people in seven homes to evacuate. >> kron fours alecia reid is in the east palo alto with the latest period >> we were working with the owner in order to begin repairs necessary to make it ok again. >> six other families were evacuated but are now home. >> the memory of the flood is still very vivid. >> i walked in the house and was picked off. i walked out. it was already 5 in. high. i was like what this really fast. >> now cleaning up neighbors saispent christmas day washing mud from in front of their homes. >> so much water and mud. >> the community development director was on site. crews laid down sandbags along the banks to prevent further flooding. >> we found the follows the other night were the highest since the early '50s that have been recorded. i do not think we will see anything like that. we should be ok. >> in east palo alto alicia reid kron 4 news. >> any time in rain comes down in palo so i'm sure the people may be nervous. >> should they be nervous today. >> showers are on the decline as the day continues. looking at storm tra
. >> kron fours up alicai reid spoke to the president made the course of discovery. >>-test to the residents >> we called 911 instead of trying to get the body out. >> the wois woman did not want to show their faces on camera. to people realized that was their neighbor and those not know how she got there or if she was visiting anyone. >> i have never seen anything like that. it was thought a good day. >> investigators are looking into the circumstances of this death. witnesses said there was a suitcase next to the body in the water. >> that hasn't taken into evidence. >> in santa rosa alicia reid kron 4 news. >> one man is behind bars and another stall on the run after the to policit took polica chase. >> the men were driving a car police say was linked to a burglary. >> the suspect took off and eventually ditched the car in front of costco and san francisco near tents and harrison yesterday afternoon. >> education officials at santa cruz city schools are expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun-control laws. >> the school board's vice president is draf
. however, the wet weather didn't slow down holiday shoppers. kron-4's alecia reid continues our live team coverage in san francisco. where shoppers are out and about at this hour. alecia? >>reporter: pam, there are only a few days left before christmas. although it was raining all day if they had to come on out and get their last-minute items. >> the rain did not stop the determined to shoppers but others did not seem to mind. >> he has the here, for it. the haircut-and i do not do that well but it does not bother me a bit, it does not bother me. >> i do not have any thing. >> these people were short on time and had to purchase for a last-minute items in the rainfall. >> i was a little but lacy and i was procrastinating. doing last-minute shopping because i was--lacey. >> these people do not want to get their clothing wet. >> we figured that it would keep some people away. and we're having a good day. >> it does not impact me just enjoyed life. >>reporter: the next few days are also looking bleak. if you plan on coming out to to any shopping your going to take a chance of getting caught i
. hopefully will get more informations. >> harry reid speaking in the last hour from the floor of the senate. he said it appears the country is headed over the so-called fiscal cliff because of lack of progress in bipartisan talks. he stressed for republicans to come up with a plan that both houses could pass and the president could sign. >> new year's eve is fast approaching and for decades and decades the american people have watched the ball drops in times square. the countdown to midnight, the start of the new year. the american people are waiting for the ball to drop. americans and taxes are approaching the walt wrong direction. on the first of this year americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that's where we're headed the house of representatives as we speak have four days left after today for this year. the speaker has to give them 48 hours notice. i can't imagine their consciences. wherever they are around the country. we are here trying to get something done. >> so what happens in five days when the tax cuts expires? most amer
. kron 4 urs a'r alecia reid spoke to shoppers in san francisco. >> i do not do too well, but it does not bother me a bit. >> i do not have an umbrella. >> i found people who were short on time and they did not have any choice but the purchaser gives in the rain. >> i forgot to shop. this is my last minute shopping on my lunch break here in >> some look at this as an easy way to get around the store. >> we figure that iran would keep some people a out of the stores. so we got the parking. >> if you are waiting for a break on the rain it may be a while. the next few days are looking bleak. >> seasonal holiday workers help to bring better economic news to california. the state unemployment rate has gone below the 10 percent mark. the newest report shows that november job rates were 9.8%. that is down slightly from october. the improvement comes as a surprise to many. league economists predict that california's unemployment would remain in double digits to next year. >> berkeley police are investigating several reports of cell phone tells us in the area. if the suspects are targeting peo
alicia reid is in east palo alto with the latest period >> this fence has collapsed and the home behind it is cleared out. this weekend flooding caused so much damage that people are not even allowed to come back in their homes. >> our staff will be working with the owners and ordered to begin some of the repairs. six other families were evacuated but are now at home. the memory of the flood is still very busy periods >>. >> now cleaning up, neighbors spent christmas day washing mud from their homes. >> it was just too muddy. i had to get some of the mud out of the way. >> crews laid down the sandbags along the banks to prevent further flooding. >> we found that the flow the other night was the third highest since early '50s. i did not state that will say anything like this so we should be okay. >> a street race between two vehicles in vallejo least to hit and run accident that killed a 54 year-old man. he is in critical condition monday night. police said that neither vehicle stopped after they hit the pedestrian. >> we receive multiple 91 calls and each person that called them stated
alecia reid spoke to the residents who made the gruesome discovery. >> reporter: neighbors discovered this woman and soft--this resident ' as a daughter found this woman floating in the pond. she did not want to show her face on camera. after the police and dragged the body out of the water, they realized that it was their 70 year-old neighbor. but they do not live in the complex. they have no idea how she got there or if she was visiting anyone. >> i do not know why she was here. i do not live here. my parents live here. we rented out the complex for the holiday. i've never seen anything like it. not a good day. >> reporter: there was a suitcase next to the body in the water and it is taken into evidence. in santa rosa, alecia reed, kron 4. >> the california highway patrol reporting more than one thousand d-u-i arrests over the holiday weekend. kron four's philippe djegal tells us how many were made here in the bay area. >> while you were in join the family and friends the c h p was busy cracking down on impaired driving. >> looking for drivers with the d.u.i. and things that cause c
there are plenty of deals. felicia reid of the shia read >> ho ho ho, merry christmas. >> there were many santas shopping on bay street and emeryville and there were deals in every direction. >> a lot of nice things, jackets, and a couple of pairs of jeans. >> reporter: while they were finishing up some people had reasons. i just found out i should get i made that decision, brave the cold, the rain, the crowd. >> foot traffic was constant and this house so was a bit much. >> it is difficult for all these people coming over in the traffic is hectic and everybody is cramming in that last-minute shopping it is really hard. >> there was even entertainment. >> i would rather come out here but it is still the holiday season so i decided to step out. >> i love a lot of people, the atmosphere is fun. the mobile and around can build an appetite. it is only car wrecked to take a break. >> we are going to have pizza. >> we left a little hot dog place and we want to victoria's secret, h & m, banana republic, basically every store. >> many shoppers got as many as they could they're still not done quite yet.
with the speaker, john boehner after meeting with harry reid. he made a big point is saying that they have tend taste left. but there is a big deal on the table but let us get real. we only have 10 days. basically kick the can is to postpone the tax increases on the middle class and and send everything to the next congress. and it is perhaps they feel good operation so the spending cuts to not go into effect and probably wanted that silly debate will start all over again now. >> pam: that has been the discussion for a while and still less not happen to. they have all gone home. >> part of the problem is that the entire debt ceiling and fiscal cliff issue was an artificial crisis created because of the debt ceiling. from 2011. it was done to put pressure on president obama to hurt him for reelection in. if ms. ryan would have been into -- death rya -- if mitt roy would have been reelected-- they just want to get this done of course, house speaker, john boehner does not have the votes. and how could they possibly get an agreement on this. >> that is also not happening either. >> the answer and th
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